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This house track by Tel Aviv-based producer Kobi Glas features a prominent vocal from the jazz classic You Go To My Head, originally recorded by Teddy Wilson and Nan Wynn - though Billie Holiday's version is probably better known. This version of the song was sung by Alex Maclaine.
Today's glorious May weather has been soundtracked by Smile Machine, a groovy, lo-fi track by Giga Herbs, a four-piece from Staten Island, New York.
The song is taken from their debut album Mad Weird, which they've just self-released on Bandcamp.
Listen to more lo-fi tracks we've featured on Dezeen Music Project here.
This richly textured techno track is a collaboration between British electronic producer Max Cooper and software developer Nicolas Bougaïeff, who built the controllers for techno legend Richie Hawtin's 2010 live show.
Fracture is taken from their joint EP Movements, which is Cooper's twelfth release on Cologne techno label Traum Schallplaten.
Listen to more techno tracks we've featured on Dezeen Music Project here.
Here's another track by British trio We Have Band, who we discovered at the MINI Paceman Garage in Milan this year. Where Are Your People? is taken from the band's most recent album, Ternion, released last year on French label Naïve Records.
You can watch the music video for the song here.
Here's a brand new track from upcoming French record label Atelier du Sample. Zephir is a great, laid-back house track and comes from the label's second release, a two-track EP called Trauma by Junior Size.
The EP is currently available for free download, so get it while you can.
We Have Band is a UK-based electronic indie band, who played on Friday last week at the MINI Paceman Garage in Milan. Divisive is an up-beat, disco-infused song, which we used as the soundtrack for our latest video report from Milan.
The song is taken from We Have Band's debut album, WHB, which was released in 2010 on French label Naïve Records.
Time-honoured Italian disco DJ Daniele Baldelli is on the decks tonight at the MINI Paceman Garage in Milan. If you can't make it down, this funky afro track will give you a taste of what he's all about.
We've been very busy in the Dezeen office this week preparing for Milan and the second leg of our Dezeen and MINI World Tour, so we were grateful for the calming influence of this delicate instrumental track by Swedish musician Imi Fal.
We've got another remix to end the week on Dezeen Music Project and set you up for the long Easter weekend. Brighton-based DJ and producer Wilf Mason has sent us his chilled-out house reworking of Fiction by The xx.
Newport-based producer 800xL has sent us this sparse, stripped-down remix of a track called Tutto Bene by Italian artist Jolly Mare, which is part of a remix competition being held by record label Bad Panda Records.
You can listen to the original track here.
We are using the track on the intro to the video interviews we did at the Design Indaba conference, as part of our Dezeen and MINI World Tour, including last week's interview with Richard Perez, World Design Capital programme director for Cape Town in 2014.
Listen to another great track by Lavine that we featured on Dezeen Music Project recently here.
This is a remix of a track by Japanese artist Yu-Chi, which we featured on Dezeen Music Project back in August last year. The original track is both weird and beautiful, a quality that BLKrKRT's remix retains, while introducing a darker, more brooding intensity.
You can listen to the original track here.
Brides and Bees by South African DJ Floyd Lavine blends techno rhythms with the sounds of soul music to create a track that's smooth, laid-back and danceable all at the same time.
We discovered Lavine at the inaugural Design Indaba Music Circuit in Cape Town last week.
Gazelle is another South African group that we discovered at the Design Indaba Music Circuit in Cape Town last week. As this track called Options demonstrates, Gazelle fuse traditional African music with elements from the electro, disco and synth-pop genres to create an eclectic sound that they call Lim Pop.
This is the track that we featured in our first movie from Design Indaba in Cape Town. It's by a young South African DJ and producer called Kimon, who played a set here in Cape Town as part of the Design Indaba Music Circuit.
You can watch the movie here.
Make sure you also check out the track we featured on Wednesday by the great Spoek Mathambo.
Dezeen is at Design Indaba in Cape Town all this week, for the first stop on our Dezeen and MINI World Tour. For the first year at Design Indaba, there is a music festival running alongside the main conference, which is showcasing a range of exciting South African musical talents, and we'll be choosing some of our favourites to feature on Dezeen Music Project.
Spoek Mathambo will be closing the conference on Friday, which gives us the perfect excuse to feature his excellent 'township tech' cover of Joy Division's She's Lost Control.
Make sure you also check out the excellent music video for the track.
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